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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Guido Ciccolini; Bizet
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Performer: Guido Ciccolini Writer: Bizet Romanza del Fiore; Tenor with orchestra; In Italian. Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7 mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 4063-H-4-42 Catalog number: 82156-R
Topics: LP, Popular Music, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Enrico Caruso; T. Cottrau
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Performer: Enrico Caruso Writer: T. Cottrau Tenor with orchestra. In Italian. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 87312 Catalog number: 87312
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Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mario Laurenti; Verdi
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Performer: Mario Laurenti Writer: Verdi Cortigiani; Baritone with orchestra; In Italian. Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7 mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 6481-C-8-39 Catalog number: 82156-L
Topics: LP, Popular Music, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Carolina Lazzari; Meyerbeer
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Performer: Carolina Lazzari Writer: Meyerbeer Huguenots; Contralto with orchestra; In Italian. Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7 mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 6651-A-13 Catalog number: 82567-L
Topics: LP, Ethnic, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Duo Nazionale; Prof. Romano; Prof. Bruno
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Performer: Duo Nazionale; Prof. Romano; Prof. Bruno Mazurka; Italian-Instrumental; chitarrista; violinista. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Carolina Lazzari; Meyerbeer
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Performer: Carolina Lazzari Writer: Meyerbeer Dinorah; Contralto with orchestra; In Italian. Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7 mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: A-6646-c-X Catalog number: 82567-R
Topics: LP, Ethnic, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Duo Nazionale; Prof. Romano; Prof. Bruno
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Performer: Duo Nazionale; Prof. Romano; Prof. Bruno Valzer; Italian-Instrumental; chitarrista; violinista. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by J. Luppino & A. Alongi; J. Luppino
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Performer: J. Luppino & A. Alongi Writer: J. Luppino Waltz; Instrumental. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Quartetto Reina-Giaccotti; Giov. Greco; Giovanni Greco
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Performer: Quartetto Reina-Giaccotti; Giov. Greco Writer: Giovanni Greco Bank, Chitarra, Jazz e Fischietto caratteristico; Recorded in Europe; Italian. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 0.7mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Quartetto Reina-Giaccotti; Giovanni Greco; Giov. Greco
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Performer: Quartetto Reina-Giaccotti; Giov. Greco Writer: Giovanni Greco Bank, Chitarra, Jazz e Fischietto caratteristico; Recorded in Europe; Italian. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 0.7mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78